Things to Do in Nuku’alofa for Couples
For the adventurous and nature-loving couple, Tonga is the ideal romantic getaway or honeymoon destination. Even in the nation’s capital, couples will find some romantic things to do to accompany their getaway. From life-changing experiences like swimming with whales to something more relaxing like trying to local cuisine or indluging in a couples massage, there’s something to suit every mood. So be inspired for your trip to Nuku’alofa with this list of romantic activities in Nuku’alofa for couples.
While you’re here, you might also be interested in The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Nuku’alofa.
1. Buddy Up in a Scuba Diving Trip
“Buddying up” for a scuba dive in Tonga’s tropical waters is a great way to spend a day of your romantic getaway or honeymoon in Nuku’alofa. Whether you’re a beginner or a certified diver, there are options for couples to jump on the small-group dive boats and explore the underwater world of volcanic-formed underwater caves, coral reefs and even shipwrecks now teeming with life. Learn more in The Best Snorkel & Scuba Dive Tours on Tongatapu.
2. Share a Life-Changing Experience, Swimming with Whales
Available from July to October in Nuku’alofa, snorkelling with majestic Humpback Whales is a beautiful experience to share together. Witnessing these gentle giants, after they have made the 3,000 miles (4,850km) journey from Antarctica to calve and breed, is a great symbol for starting your own amazing journey together. Join one of the whale swimming tours from Nuku’alofa for a chance to swim with Humpbacks, as well as visiting Tongatapu’s uninhabited islands for a picnic lunch.
3. Indulge in a Couples Massage
Lay side by side as you are transported into a state of bliss with a couples spa treatment. Island Glow is one of the fabulous day spas in Nuku’alofa offering rejuvenating treatments for couples. Their Orange Blossom Couples Retreat is a 2h30min experience, which includes a raw sugar cane body scrub followed by a relaxing massage. The final touch is a facial to leave both feeling refreshed.
4. Sit Down to a Romantic Dinner at One of Nuku’alofa’s Restaurants
Tonga’s capital presents an array of romantic dine-in experiences. Gaze at the Nuku’alofa city skyline as you dine on international favourites at The TOP Restaurant. Indulge in Tongan cuisine, from Lu to pan-fried mahimahi, on impeccably-presented plates at The Waterfront Restaurant. Or be transported to Italy while enjoying waterfront dining at Little Italy. See more of our top recommendations in 5 Best Restaurants in Nuku’alofa.
5. Enjoy an Island Escape Together
A must-do on a Sunday when the rest of the city shuts down for Sunday rest, or on any day for that matter, is hop on a boat to one of Nuku’alofa’s stunning off-shore islands. It’s just a 20-minute boat ride across the glistening tropical waters to one of the small and tranquil islands. Enjoy long walks on the beach, snorkel amongst the coral, and dine at one of the islands resorts. See the 7 Best Island Day Trips from Nuku’alofa for island recommendations and how to get there.
6. Experience the Moving Singing at a Sunday Church Service
Alternatively on a Sunday, head to one of the city’s grand churches to experience an integral part of the Tongan way of life. Even if you’re not religious, you can’t helped but be moved by the beautiful harmonies echoing across the churches and the city during the Sunday mass, usually once around 9/10am and again at 3/4pm. See some of the best churches to go to in our The Best Churches in Nuku’alofa to Experience as a Visitor.